Pirates, cowgirls, knights, princesses and lots of little fishes were on display at the Revelstoke Skating Club’s year-end carnival on Mar. 17. The program was done to the theme of Disney Music.
The well-received performance capped off a busy year for club skaters. Here are some highlights from their season.
Senior Skater and program assistant for the club Jacqueline Cottingham passed the Blues Dance and Junior Silver Skating Skills test this season and competed at The Autumn Leaves Competition in Kamloops, The Lake Country Invitational Competition in Winfield and The Rossland Mini Competition where she placed 1st in both her Skating Skills and Freeskate Categories.
Senior Skater and a program assistant Megan Cottingham passed the Keats Foxtrot and Rocker Foxtrot dances this season, Senior Bronze Skating Skills, Introductory Interpretive and both parts of the Preliminary Freeskate Test. She competed at The Autumn Leaves Competition earning a Bronze Medal in Pre Preliminary Solo, competed at The Lake Country Invitational in Winfield placing 2nd for her solo and placed 1st in both Junior Bronze Skating Skills and Pre Preliminary Solo at the Rossland Mini Competition.
Senior Skater Marisa Sessa placed 5th in the Pre Introductory Interpretive Category at the Autumn Leaves Competition in Kamloops in October. She has passed her American Waltz and Rocker Foxtrot Dances, Introductory Interpretive, Bronze Interpretive and both parts of the Junior Bronze Freeskate test. Sessa is a dedicated program assistant for the club.
Senior Skater Natasha Rogers competed this season at the Lake Country Invitational Competition in Winfield in the Pre Preliminary category.
Jaimie Reynolds is a member of the Junior Program and competed at her first competition this season at the Lake Country Invitational where she received a Bronze Status in the Performance category.
Junior Program member Alexandra Robertson passed two tests this season – the Dutch Waltz and Canasta Tango dances. She participated in her first competition at the Lake Country Invitational in Winfield, and received a Bronze Status for her solo. She also placed 3rd out of 13 skaters in the Creative Category, which is a category that skaters are not allowed any help from their coaches and they hear a piece of music for the first time and only have a few minutes to make up their own solo.
Pre-Junior Program member Krystal Kinoshita participated in her first competition this season, The Country Invitational in Winfield in November and received a Bronze Status in the Performance Category for her solo.
Paige McKenzie, 7, passed her first test this season – The Dutch Waltz. She competed at the Autumn Leaves competition in Kamloops in the Performance Category and received a Bronze Status. She also competed at the Lake Country Invitational Competition and received a Silver Status for her Solo.
Makenna Howe joined the CanSkate program for the first time this season and quickly moved up the levels to the Pre-Junior Program. Her Disney Music performance was her first solo set to music from the musical Annie.
Pre-Junior Program members Andie Reynolds and Sydney Musseau both performed their first solos in front of an audience at the Mar. 17 show.
These are just a few of the highlights from the season, and a few of the many skaters that performed at the Mar. 17 show.